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A leaf-mimic katydid (Roxelana crassicornis) at night near Iquitos, Peru  Geotagged,Katydid,Peru,Roxelana crassicornis,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A leaf-mimic katydid (Roxelana crassicornis) at night near Iquitos, Peru

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  1. Freaking awesome. With these leaf mimics I always wonder if the finer details (dirt, damage, lichen) are also part of the mimic or just actual dirt. Posted 2 years ago
    1. That is the amazing part -- at least most of those finer details are also part of the mimicry. Of course any individual katydid might also have dirt on it too. Posted 2 years ago
      1. omg, only now seeing the legs are like twigs! Posted 2 years ago
  2. Mind blown...spectacular mimicry indeed. John, very well spotted and a super image. Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks Ruth! Even though my primary interest is herps, every time I'm in the tropics I look hard to find camouflaged katydids, because they are so cool. Posted one year ago

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Roxelana crassicornis is a leaf-mimic katydid known from parts of northern South America.

Similar species: Grasshoppers And Crickets
Species identified by John Sullivan
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By John Sullivan

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Uploaded Oct 24, 2020. Captured Jan 14, 2014 19:54 in 16200, Peru.
  • PENTAX K-5
  • f/16.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm